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for joining us, i am alison starling. >> i am scott thuman. first, traffic and weather. we will check in with lisa baden shortly. meteorologist adam caskey is up first, because it has been a dramatic change. >> yes, cold front moving through the region in late february and early march, packing a plunge in terms of temperatures. yesterday morning we were in low 40's. right now we are in the 30's. 35 in the district, 30 in hagerstown, 32 incumbent, 36 in quantico, 40 in lexington park. temperatures are still falling as we go through the morning before sunrise at 6:41. highs today around 49 or 50. mostly sunny skies tomorrow and a little breezy. it will be mild with high temperatures in the mid to upper 50's tomorrow afternoon. then temperatures dropped to a low 40's on thursday. the next chance of precipitation is on sunday. that's it for the forecast. >>> the third street tunnel is closed southbound. you cannot get into the tunnel from the york avenue because of an accident that happened overnight. our documented a crash. the southbound direction is closed. -- they are documented in a
boehner instead wants the ceremony at arlington national cemetery. the bodies of prominent u.s. citizens like rosa parks have been displayed in the capitol rotunda. his funeral is scheduled march 15. >>> a virginia teenage girl attacked a teacher in the classroom. a 17-year-old high school students punched the teacher several times in the face tuesday afternoon. criminal charges are pending against the student. the school district says the girl also faces long-term suspension or even expulsion. >>> metro passengers will brace for more sat down sand delays this weekend. the agency is getting to work on the orange, blue, and red lines. mike conneen joins us from new carrollton with what it means for passengers. >> it is complying with recommendations for the ntsb. passengers will use free shuttle buses available this weekend. metro is telling them to add an extra 40 minutes to their weekend commute. >> i don't have a car. >> it is another weekend, another round of metro track maintenance. >> i will have to pick up my >> 10:00 p.m. tonight through sunday night, the orange line is closed fro
. >> with us now here in our washington studios is chuck advance, a veteran of 14 years with the secret service who was assigned to the detail that guarded president ford and who is now a partner in a private company specializing in a personal security issue. chuck, i know you wanted me to make the point that you are not here as a spokesman for the secret service but it is, obviously clear that spokesmen for the secret service don't appear on fwigs and you are a man who has spent many years with the service. we would like to take a look with you of that same piece of videotape that we saw just a moment ago. this time we're going to look at it in slow motion. i would appreciate, chuck, if you would give us the benefit of explaining to us what went right and what went wrong. in fact, some thing were done right but there must have been some things that went terribly wrong. let's take a look at the videotape and would you comment. >> i think you're looking at it from just about the viewpoint of the assailant. you're watching from his direction. the president came out. he's waving to the crowd, as h
the middle east today, as the u.s. says mommar gadhafi must go. >>> protest nation. wisconsin's two-week sit-in reaches a turning point. while riot police are called to a campus in california. >>> and reaction, letting in after a star athlete is kicked off his team for having premarital sex. >>> and good morning, everyone. i'm mike marusarz, in for rob nelson. >> and i'm peggy bunker. it's a critical day in libya, as protesters are now being urged to demonstrate their anger. that turnout could show whether mommar gadhafi has control. >> and president obama has a tough, new message for the libyan leader. emily schmidt has the details from washington. emily? >> reporter: president obama says there's a danger of a stalemate in libya that could turn bloody. so, for the first time, he's officially saying how the u.s. weighs in. there are reports of new libyan government air strikes on rebel forces trying to get reinforcements on the ground. now, the rebels are getting verbal reinforcements from washington. for the first time, president obama has publicly called on libya's leader to step down. >>
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to him are all aware of it, he's lying. >> reporter: as for gadhafi's claim no force has been used, this man had evidence to the contrary. like many here, he showed us pictures of the dead far too graphic to be shown on television. >> they're not playing games with the people. we are real. he's a killer. believe me. >> he is a terrorist. he is a terrorist. they are looking for freedom and we are free at last. free at last! free at last! >> reporter: in a benghazi cafe, they had a simple wish. >> we want gadhafi die. >> reporter: alex marquardt, abc news, benghazi, libya. >> crude oil prices are hovering around $98 a barrel as traders keep an eye on the unrest. libya's top oil official said the country's crude production has been cut by 50%. here at home the national average price of a gallon of unleaded has reached $3.38, up more than 19 cents in one week. i paid almost $4 yesterday for a gallon. >> it's crazy. events of the world do affect us here at home. >>> the chance of a federal government shutdown bit end of the week could be less likely. >> a short-term plan has been put in
? >> at least she's coming out of the penalty to be with us. good morning, america. we have david muir with us, as george continues to take time off. you know what we're going to do this morning? we're going to celebrate elizabeth taylor's life. and our colleague, barbara walters, shares her memories of the icon. and we'll have a look at her jaw-dropping jewels. and the men in her life that lavished her with those jewels. >>> also coming up in this first half hour, what critics are calling a political stunt. this is out of japan this morning. tokyo's governor downing a glass of tap water, just 24 hours after that water was called radioactive. can it really shift this quickly? >>> we're going to start with the wild weather overnight all across the country. sam will have the forecast in a moment. but first, matt gutman joins us from westmoreland county, pennsylvania. >> reporter: good morning. this is a roof tile. that's the only part of this roof that's left. in 15 seconds of terror, residents here tell me that the entire neighborhood was shaking. porches up off the street. houses like this, ma
is facing now new pressure from congress over the u.s. military's role in libya. >> republicans are now demanding specifics from the president about his goals in libya. john hendren has the latest from washington. good morning, john. >> reporter: good morning. as the military operation in libya enters its sixth day, at least in public, moammar gadhafi is showing no sign of giving up. sources say obama administration officials have told european allies they want to hand off control of the international operation in libya this week. nato is already activating ships and planes in the mid terrain yan, a move president obama describes as u.s. exit strategy. >> the exit strategy will be executed this week in the sense that we will be pulling back from our much more active efforts to shape the environment. >> reporter: in benghazi they're cheering a no-fly zone as airborne life line. pro-democracy rebels are holding onto that area. secretary of state hillary clinton calls it the humanitarian catastrophe that did not happen. >> gadhafi' troops were poised to enter benghazi over the weekend, put
to signal the readiness to use it but the condition for using it are not there yet. >> reporter: but with the economy just starting to rebound, and then drivers, also known as voters, complaining about gas prices, there may be plenty of political pressure. >> so, are we using this now as a political football in essence? >> it always has been. it was from the start. >> reporter: he studied president clinton's release of some of the reserve back in 200 shortly before election and concluded politics drove the decision and there was no conclusion the release lowered gas prices. president obama could receive similar criticism if he opens the relief now. >> this decision, i think, would have a bad odor to it. so, he's probably weighing whether the politics will go north or south and we'll see. >> reporter: as a candidate, mr. obama was not opposed to a release from the oil reserve back in 2008. now he's considering a move, that certainly didn't seem to be the reserve two weeks ago when he said, we'll be able to ride out the libya situation and it will stabilize. david kerley, abc news
th and get a $25 coupon good on your next order. just use your card and save on practonally the whole aisle. i'm saving money at the register, and that really works for me. more savings every time you shop with your giant card. >> get more news and sheen at abcnews.com. >>> good morning, america. i'm robin roberts. >> and i'm george stephanopoulos. it's friday, march 4th. and this morning, president obama comes out swinging. saying, it's time for gadhafi to go. and do new jobs numbers point to a real bounce for our economy? >>> the sex scandal and the star college basketball player. this morning, school officials speak out about the policy spotlight just before march madness. >>> and meet wall-e, the wonder puppy. the pound tried to kill him twice and he wouldn't die. and he's here this morning. >>> a big night for little lady gaga. we were on stage with her when she met her idol. ♪ i was born this way >>> goosebumps is right. that was something. maria aragon. you met her here last week. and last night in toronto, she sang with lady gaga. she danced. and made lady gaga cry one more
.ncicap.org-- >> this one makes your blood boil, makes my blood boil. the 20-year-old u.s. marine lance corporal matthew snynyder died in iraq, non-combat. in 2006 as friends and family were bearing the young marine, members of the westboro baptist church of tobacco, kansas,s, showed up to inform the world that the lance corporal debt w g's punishme for this nation's tolerance of homosexuality. they held up signs called thank god fofor dead soldiers, god has the usa, thank god for 9/11. his father sued the members of the church for, among other things, emotional distress. a jurur awarded him $11 million, reduced of 5 million and in heels scored three of the verdict and this week the supreme cot ruled 8-1 that as hurtful the speechas, it is nevertheless protected by the first amendment. as "the wall street journal" put it the other day, even jerks are protected by the first amendment. did you agree? >> the court agree remember the word empathy? you have empathy for mr. snyder t the court to job is not necessarily to have empathy, it is to say what the rules are that govern the country. essentially what t
nber but what is behind the number that says more says my next guest. mohamed el-erian is with us. he is ceo and chief investment officer of pimco. mohamed, great to see you. >> thank you, maria. >> we saw 192,000 new jobs created in the month. the unemployment rate dropping to 8.9%. but you say there is more that we need to look at in order to really get a true picture of the economy. what do you mean? >> the good news as you say that we've created jobs in a broad-based manner. so that's the good news. the bad news is when you look behind the numbers, there are increasingly structural assets. so for example, teen unemployment, which is really important. because if you're unemployed early on in your career, you become unemployable. that is 24%. the average duration of unemployment has gone up to 37 weeks. which means that the longer you're unemployed, thee quicker your skill erosion. and finally, labor participation. how many people are actually in the labor force has come down. so the good news is that we're creating jobs. the bad news iss that we need t do even more to really put a
, saying his people loves him. as the u.s. ponders military action. >>> rising waters affecting an entire state. it's expected to get worse today. >>> and inside charlie's world. the drugs and the women. long-time advisers quit. but now, an olive branch from cbs. >>> good morning. moammar gadhafi shows no signs of stepping down, despite mounting international pressure and also defeats at home. >> the flamboyant libyan leader sat down for an exclusive interview with our christiane amanpour. he claimed there were demonstrators or protesters in libya. and he was loved by all. >> emily schmidt joins us from washington now, with more on gadhafi and more reaction from the white house. good morning, emily. >> reporter: good morning, peggy and rob. for two weeks now, protesters have been taking control of city after city. but it turns out his view of what's happening is about as different as it can get. despite anti-government protesters closing in around moammar gadhafi's capital city, the libyan leader insisted to abc's christiane amanpour, that there are no protesters in his country at all. >>
controversial videos made on a u.s. aircraft carrier. >> john hendren has the details in washington. good morning, john. >> reporter: good morning. the navy found 25 raunchy videos were made aboard the "uss enterprise" and concluded senior officers fell far short of the standards navy holds for professional behavior and conduct. from ship to shore, it was a national embarrassment. crude language, riske shower scenes and one gay slur after another. >> let's ask the checkmates about being gay. that's not a good idea, is it. >> reporter: the man in the hugh hefner robe lost his command of the "uss enterprise" in january, shortly after this in-ship videos were made public by the virginiaen pilot newspaper. >> the investigation confirmed the profound lack of judgment on the part of captain honors, then serving as executive officer in "uss enterprise." >> reporter: though well liked by his crew -- >> i did not find him offensive in any way. i felt like he was doing it just to boost ship morale, that's it. >> reporter: the navy issued report on the videos. nonpunitive letters of caution to 32 ot
. >> americans are our friends and have helped us. i can never agree with what has happened. >> he is accused of firing nine rounds, leaving two dead and two wounded. he is being held on two counts of murder and four counts of attempted murder. >>> controversy on capitol hill over a ceremony honoring the last world war world and one veteran. frank buckles died sunday at age 110. despite a resolution to allow him to lie in the capitol rotunda, house speaker john boehner is against the idea. he was to hold the ceremony at arlington national secretary. they say area may not be able to handle the volume of mourners expected. >>> a new national survey finds new -- finds teenagers are not having sex. it is an increase of about 6%. it is double for high school students. the study says emphasis played a significant role in abstinence. >>> more reason to get a good night's sleep. a third of americans sleep less than seven hours a night. that is linked to poor concentration and memory lapses. americans have trouble concentrating and 18% have trouble remembering things. >>> students at george washington
erratic off-screen behavior, his partying and admitted drug use. >> i was banging seven-gram rockings and finishing them because that's how i roll. >> on cnn he said he felt betrayed against his bosses on cbs and plans on taking legal action against them. it was hard to find someone on the d.c. area streets who had not heard of charlie sheen and his troubles and his recent unedited rants. >> as long as he didn't insult anyone, hurt anyone, do anything wrong to anyone else,s had a every right to be a party animal. >> i think it's a rap for him. i don't -- no, i don't think he's worth it. >> i wish people would shift that focus on to themselves and their own family and own friends and just maybe spend a little more time on their home front and not some distant planet that is me. >> and today sheen's long-time champion and publicist quit, saying he could no longer effectively defend him. leon? >> thanks, horace. folks, you can watch charlie sheen's entire view view -- interview in a "20/20" special airing at 10:00, followed within abc 7 news at 11:00. >>> for us here we remain on storm w
to undermine the cuban government. prosecutors say he faces 20 years in prison. the u.s. government is demanding his immediate release. >>> the nation is on storm watch, severe weather slamming much of the country. at one point tonight, there were flood watches and warnings in 20 states. in the louisiana, a tornado tore through. the twisters and downed power lines and destroyed dozens of homes. natural gas leaks forced more than 1000 to evacuate. tonight, the police are going door to door. >>> flooding created major traffic problems. drivers in indianapolis, heavy rain leaving 2 feet of standing water, turning roadways into reverse. some made it, others were stranded. >>> the battle for control rages in libya. rebel fighters are clashing in the streets with forces from the government credit for the civilians trying to escape, it is dangerous. the tug of war continues. forces loyal to gaddafi tried but failed to take over ricky oil town. rebels hoisted the flag symbolic of their movement. just outside of tripoli, there are reports of increased violence from government forces as they
is not buying it. this 28-acre parcel has always been intended for educational use. and those impacted the most were not even given a voice. >> we ought to engage in conversation and come to this up front. not come to a conclusion in advance and tell residents what you're going to do. >> the biggest concern would be the traffic because there is so much traffic right now. >> county officials say they do plan to meet with residents, but not until the school board at hands over the plans. >> much of the east coast is cleaning up after another powerful snowstorm. parts of upstate new york got 30 inches of snow today. many areas are recording their highest snowfall on record. we were out of the scene of prince william county where you can see that van is stuck. the fire and rescue crews responded, but did not find anyone around. they believe it was just abandoned. it >> fortunately, lidge was isolated. wednesday night and thursday there may be more measurable rain. looking out live from our rooftop camera. the son said at -- the sunset add 7 of 6:00 p.m. a couple of rainfall totals for the stone --
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